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Published November 13, 2013, 04:04 PM

Feds: 42 North Dakotans selected health plans

BISMARCK — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 42 North Dakota residents have successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during its first month in operation.

By: Associated Press , INFORUM

BISMARCK — The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that 42 North Dakota residents have successfully signed up for a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during its first month in operation.

The federal report released Wednesday shows that North Dakota has the fewest sign-ups so far in the nation.

Millions of Americans tried to sign up when the HealthCare.gov website became active Oct. 1, but the site has been plagued with problems.

The federal report says the insurance exchange had 969 completed applications from North Dakota through Nov. 2. Those applications sought coverage for 1,845 people — for example, themselves, their spouses and children.

North Dakota is using the federal website because the state Legislature chose not to create a state-run marketplace.


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